Family "Wants Justice" In "Intruder" Shooting Case

The family of a man shot and killed outside a South Omaha home Friday morning wants justice.

Forty-two-year-old Raul Rivas was shot by 29-year-old David Erives in what is being called "self defense."

Ana Rivas is looking for answers.

"This guy that he killed had three kids and a wife," she said.

Ana wants to know why her husband Raul was shot and killed last Friday morning.

Rivas was killed outside a home near 16th and Drexel.

Police say Rivas was trying to force his way inside.

Homeowner David Erives heard the commotion and fatally shot Rivas.

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine rules the incident "self defense."

Rivas' family disagrees.

"I cannot agree with the law, what has been done with this person. He killed a person not an animal," Ana said. "The only thing I want is justice. It cannot be possible that this man killed my husband and him not being filed of charges."

Family friend Alicia LeBeau has known Rivas 18 years. Rivas befriended the single mother of four making her a part of the family.

"This is indescribable...its past devastating," she said. "Raul never even raised his voice in all the time I've known him. He's never been in a fight with anybody. Raul would never, never try to force his way into anybody's home. That's totally out of his character, that's not who he was."

Raul's sister Noemy says the family wants the truth to come out concerning what happened that night.

"We don't want to be with our arms crossed we want something done about this," she said. "It was not necessary for him to kill my brother."

Don Kleine tells Channel Six News he still doesn't plan to file charges against David Erives unless there's some stunning turn around in evidence to where the investigation stands now.

Omaha Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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